You’re listening to episode number 63 of The Grind & Be Grateful Podcast, and to put it simply, today we’re getting DEEP guys– I’ve brought on Dr. Stefani Reinold to chat body image, struggles with food + deeper issues, intuitive + mindful eating, health at every size, and breaking free from body hatred. …good stuff, right?! Sometimes we get SO wrapped up in our diet or exercise plan that we lose sight of what really matters in life– food and body concerns can take over our days and MINDS, and life is about so much more than that stuff, right? If you’re like ‘Okay, Marie how did you know I needed this… ‘ then this episode is for you. 

Dr. Reinold is a board certified psychiatrist, women’s mental health expert, and eating disorders specialist. She is author of the bestselling book, Let Your Heart Out, PLUS she has her own Podcast (It’s Not About the Food) Dr. Reinold has helped THOUSANDS of women overcome mental illness, make peace with food, ditch the details of life, live their abundant dream lives, and most importantly…. let their hearts out! Oh, AND, she has presented on the topics of eating disorders, postpartum depression, and perinatal eating disorders at a national and international level. BUT more than professional experience, her personal experience with a decade-long eating disorder and postpartum depression after her daughter was born most informs her clinical practice and online platform, and ladies…  I KNOW you are going to fall in love with her. 

There is SO much freedom on the other side of that mental battle with food + body image, and I’m really excited for you to hear from someone whose mission is to take the stress, worry + WAR away from what we eat + HOW we look.

All about Marie’s fav skincare (2:58)

Review of the week (3:53)

Stephanie’s first memories of being body-conscious (6:48)

Stephanie’s first diet + attention (11:50)

Being wrapped up in appearance + external validation + self-worth

Manipulating food + exercise

“As anyone can attest, it’s never good enough”

Stefani’s dark time in college + struggle with her eating disorder

Stefani’s career path


Pregnancy + gaining weight

Stefani’s struggle with GAINING weight

Body-weight “set-points”

“You’re waiting to be 10, 20-pounds lighter and you’re literally letting life pass you by”

The flood gate to PEACE

Finding freedom as a mom

WHAT is diet-culture + what is a diet-mentality?

“First off, understand where you are right now; do you still have a lot of fear around eating certain foods? Do you have a lot of fear around certain quantities of fear, or certain times of day of eating? Do you just have fear around food? If the answer is yes, you probably have a really engrained diet-mentality, and there’s no shame– it’s everywhere!”

“Set points, that 20-lb range, that’s going to be our body! I’m a short girl I’m 5’3′, I would never makes these goals like ‘I’m going to be 5’8” by Dec. 31, 2-thousand-whatever!’ Yet, that’s what we do with our weight!”

“95% of dieters regain the weight they’ve lost, and of the 5% that don’t regain the weight, at least 98% of those people have clinical eating disorder or manifestations of an eating disorder.”

“It’s NOT about the food”

Our genetically engrained body

Moving past the opinions of others

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